< y ttra fe « fte HflUrii^P-. -^ SH ■- r 1 r-T s x. irrr II hti lfiiP=; v^ 'V I *J riPi v» Itl ■Alfta LIBERTY HOMES LEWI kj mm$. ■■•■a \ *>- 1 _s !■ B T ,77 la ** i 7 .*S* Li'» j rw-M*Httin*i I fesf** - aVSfo* (^\/ r OUR home is the most important _£ purchase you will ever make. Probably the largest in dollars and cents; certainly the one that will most di- rectly influence your comfort, happiness and well being for many years to come. Surely, in considering this purchase your first thought should be to provide the greatest possible assurance that your new home will be all you expected it to be. Liberty Homes and the Liberty Ready-Cut System give you that assurance. The Lib- erty System takes the gamble and uncer- tainty out of building — protects you from the heartaches that result from faulty planning, excessive costs, and improper or inferior materials. In every Liberty Home the construction is of the same type as that of the attrac- tive, costly Architect-Built homes you have often seen and admired. They are erected in exactly the same manner as any other sturdy, substantial home is built, each individual piece of material stoutly and permanently nailed in place in the same way that first-class carpenters are ac- customed to build good homes. Briefly, the Liberty System of Home Building is simply this — a system by means of which you can select from a large variety of styles and sizes of houses the one which ideally meets your idea of the kind of a home you would like to own. It offers you the protection of a Complete Home-Building Service, including not only the architectural plans and working instructions, but also the lumber, meas- ured and cut in the proper lengths to conform exactly with the building plans. You are also furnished with the necessary sizes and quantities of nails, the hardware, paint, stains, varnish, doors, windows, roofing and other materials specified in detail on another page of this catalog. The result is a home that is not only architecturally correct in every particular but is built according to plans which have been tried and proved by hundreds of others like yourself who wanted a first- quality home at a fair and reasonable price. Now turn the page and read the com- plete story of the Liberty Ready-Cut Sys- tem and its many advantages from the standpoint of quality, ease of construction and, most important of all, LOW COST. jN BUILDING a house, the part of the work that is the hardest and takes up the most time is the measuring, sawing and planing the lumber — getting it ready to put up. The actual work of nailing it in place is easily and quickly done. Make it a point some day to watch a carpenter building a house and see how much time he spends with his rule and pencil, figuring and measuring the lengths and angles of the various pieces of lumber, and then count up how many hours each day are consumed in sawing all of the lumber by hand. You will realize at once that a good share of the carpenter's time is being wasted in doing things which could be done much more quickly and cheaply by machinery. The Liberty System of Home Building eliminates entirely the expense of having to pay a carpenter for the hours he spends every day in getting the lumber ready to nail in place. In our mills the work of measuring, sawing and mitering is all done by machinery — not only in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand but also with absolute accuracy. The result is that you will not have to pay a carpenter nearly as much to build a Liberty Home because it will not take him nearly so long. In fact, in many cases, it is not necessary to hire a carpenter at all. With the difficult measuring and sawing eliminated, you can take advantage of the assistance offered by your friends and neighbors, and trust them with the work of nailing — because the lumber is cut to exact size and fits into its proper place without any alterations. By purchasing the materials for your home from us, cut to size and ready to nail in place, you save hours and hours of work. For example, it takes a carpenter about eight hours to measure and saw the rafters for the roof of an average size house. In our mill, however, we can saw the rafters for two or three dozen houses in the same length of time. When you consider that the same saving applies throughout the various other parts of the construction, you will see at once why the Liberty System enables you to build your home at such an extremely low cost. No Tedious Measuring and Sawing When You Build a Liberty Home Here Are the Reasons Why! M 3p! HERE is no magic in our being able to furnish you with the ma- terials for building your home at a price that will save you a substantial sum of money. The explanation is very simple! In the first place, we manufacture an immense number of homes every year — and quantity production results in tre- mendous savings in the building of homes just as it does in the building of automo- biles, refrigerators, stoves or any other manufactured product. Efficient Production Methods In the second place, the mammoth Lib- erty mills are equipped with the most modern electrically operated machinery, designed to cut lumber accurately and eco- nomically. Such efficient production methods enable us to produce the finished product at a fraction of the usual cost. Thirdly, the business we do is not con- fined to one small community, but is nation-wide in its scope. Consequently we are able to purchase materials in tremen- dous quantities at much more advantageous prices than if we had to buy our lumber, paints, hardware and other materials in small lots as a local contractor would have to do. Then, too, we employ no agents, solici- tors or traveling salesmen, whose salaries have to be added to the cost of what we sell. This, in itself, results in a consider- able saving of money to you. But the savings above mentioned are not all by any means. Read on and see! Not a Piece of Lumber Wasted F Waste is one of the greatest enemies of Life. It robs your energy. It robs your bank account. Did you ever notice the heaps of wasted materials lying around a newly finished house. This wasted mate- rial costs the owner good money, just as much as the material actually used, yet it was thrown away. It makes you feel good to know that when you build the Liberty way, all this waste has been eliminated and you pay only for the material that is actually used for construction. Not a Penny Thrown Away! Good building material is too valuable to be wasted. Through scientific planning and manufacturing methods, every inch of good lumber is used. Where there is not waste, there is no overcharge. In building a Liberty Home you profit from these ef- ficient production principles. But this is not all that you save — as you will see when you read the following pages. BEARS ago, before the Liberty Method *1 of home-building was established, the m ideal way to build a home was to have the work supervised from beginning to end by a capable architect who was experienced in de- signing and building good homes. An architect understands proper construction methods; he knows the proper materials to use for each par- ticular purpose; he sees to it that your home is built exactly in accordance with approved plans and specifications. No Extra Fees CJ 4 ) HEN you build a Liberty Home you f/1/receive the benefit of valuable architec- tural service without having to pay any extra fee. Every Liberty Home is designed by an experienced architect, and the materials are selected and manufactured exactly in accord- ance with his detailed plans and specifications. Our architectural service assures you that your home will be properly constructed in every par- ticular. On the other hand, if you hire a carpen- ter to furnish the material and build you a house for a certain sum of money, there is no way for you to know definitely what the final results will be. He may scrimp here and there, perhaps splic- ing short pieces of lumber together where full length pieces are required. The result usually is a house of flimsy construction. I / s BUT VERY ECONOMICAL TO BUILD Noted for their Style and Distinction r l •* Kg i ,/- >*: f ■ ~^M \m INHERE is nothing new or experi- mental about the construction principles followed in the design- ing of Liberty Homes. They are the out- growth of 44 years of experience in the building of homes of a fine, substantial type — homes numbered well up into the thousands in practically every section of the country. One of the outstanding superiorities of Liberty construction is that every piece of lumber is of adequate size and strength to meet the particular requirements of the use to which it is to be put. For example, where experience lias shown certain timbers, such as girders, joists, studding and rafters, must be of a particular weight or dimension in order to insure the proper degree of sturdiness and rigidity, our architects see to it that the specifications, in every case, fully meet such requirements. Make This Simple Comparison Contrast this with houses that you see a carpenter erecting without architectural supervision. Observe how the carpenter has filled in here and there with crooked boards and short pieces full of knots. Then when the house is finished, squint along the walls and see if they are straight. See if the rooms are the same dimension at one side as at the other by examining the floor boards, or by looking to see if the wallpaper has the same pattern in the cor- ners of the room from top to bottom. A Home Correctly Planned In Every Detail IN THE Liberty System of home building, noth- ing is left to chance. Every construction detail is fig- ured out by our architects in advance, so that when the house is shipped to you, every piece of lumber is cut the right length and at the correct angle to fit properly. Consequently, when the work of erection is completed, you have a house that stands four square ■ — with walls straight and plumb, and every detail of its construction carried out exactly as called for in the plans. Even though you were to pay an archi- tect several hundred dollars to design your home, you could have no home more solidly and substantially constructed than a Liberty. Conforms to Building Codes The construction of Liberty Homes is carried out in strict accordance with the best modern engineering practice and will fully meet the requirements in practically all localities. If, however, there should be any change from standard construction that your local building code requires, we will be glad, when requested, to provide for such changes and furnish the materials accord- ingly, charging only for the extra mate- rial, if any, that may be needed. Liberty homes are carefully planned so that the furniture can be tastefully arranged The Money You Spend for Rent Will Soon Pay for a Home HE only way to protect yourself against rising rents is to build a home of your own. Otherwise you are forever at the mercy of landlords and are forced to pay whatever they choose to demand. How much more pleasant it is to have a home of your own, free from con- stant worries about being obliged to move, should your landlord take a notion to raise your rent beyond what you can afford to pay! And, best of all, think how nice it is to have a home of your own when you get along in years and your income drops! Then it will be harder than ever to meet the monthly rent payments. Decide now to protect yourself from this future burden by building a home of your own this very month. There is nothing that will give you greater satisfaction, comfort, and a sense of security in years to come! Change in Floor Plans May Be Made to Suit Your Individual Taste The plans for each and every Liberty Home shown in this catalog have been de- veloped by our architects with great care, resulting in plans that are most practical from the standpoint of convenience in arrangement, as well as economy in build- ing. We recommend you choose the design that suits you best and build it just as planned by our architects. Maximum sav- ings will be the result. If you should find, however, that minor changes in the plan or in the specifications would be desirable in your particular case, we will be glad to accommodate you by making such changes which our architects consider practical. = 7 : HE Liberty method of construc- tion is so simple that many pur- chasers of Liberty Homes do all of the building themselves. If you have the time, you will save just that much more money, and, in addition, you will have a great deal of pleasure. But, whether or not you do the build- ing yourself, the Liberty method enables you to save money by being your own contractor. The fact that Liberty con- struction plans are so much more complete than the usual architects' drawings makes it possible to build a Liberty home without the least difficulty. The figures at the bottom of the page will give you an idea as to how long it will take to erect the particular Liberty home you want, if you hire one carpenter and two helpers to do the work. You can, of course, shorten this time considerably by arranging to help in whatever spare time you have, thereby also reducing the ex- pense of carpenter labor. You will see by the letters from our cus- tomers that many of them built their own homes with no outside help at all — yet they did not have the least bit of trouble. Estimated Time To Build DAYS Ashland 22 Dover . . . Beverly 14 Eden .... Brighton 16 Edmund . Cambridge 23 Fairfield . Castlewood 10 Lafayette Cavalier 30 La Salle . Clinton A 12 Mayfair .. Clinton B 13 Nantucket Columbia 21 National . Concord 16 Newport . Cornell 17 Pilgrim . . Delaware 17 Richmond Following is given the estimated number of days' time required by one carpenter with two helpers working eight hours a day to build each Liberty Home, DAYS .. 17 .. 7 .. 15 .. 19 ,. 16 .. 22 .. 19 .. 20 .. 16 .. 21 .. 20 .. 25 DAYS St. Regis 28 Senator 17 Sheridan 15 Tacoma 18 Van Dyke 24 Vernon 21 Wellington A 18 Wellington B 23 Winslow 21 Worthington 21 No Experience Necessary llgfll VERY step in the building of a Lib- itP 1 erty Home is figured out for you, so that all you have to do is follow the drawings and instructions which we furnish you. Take the foundation, for example. As soon as your order is received, our architectural department will send you the detailed work- ing blueprints and complete instructions on how to build your foundation — either with a basement or without it — in accordance with the soundest building principles. By the time the materials for your home are delivered, your foundation should be completed, ready for your carpenters to start building without losing one hour. Nothing To Figure Out! /£~JUR, complete detailed plans and working i \^JI tions show you just how to go about it. We you these working instructions, together complete set of blueprints, several days before the rials for your home are to arrive. You will find the Liberty method of construction very easy to understand. Every step is clearly explained, and the materials numbered to correspond with the working plans and instructions. No time is lost in sorting. Whether you do the work yourself or hire a carpenter, the work of erecting a Lib- erty Home is easy, simple, and systematic. Your home will be up and ready to move Basement into almost before you know m e ^ ocess J - or Construction Iti from Blueprint Blueprints Easy to Follow "We are well pleaded with our Liberty home and garage. 1 have done all the work myself with my wife as helper. Sev- eral carpenters have looked at our house lately and think 1 did a good job the whole way thru. I have never worked at car- penter work in my life, but I was able to read the blue print with no trouble at all, and I just followed it. and d'd fine." George Sanders, New Jersey. * V H M The CONCORD— Moa -fltttectfa HunGaLow - Well Planned - J-ow in @o5t To look at the pleasant exterior design and to visit its well-arranged interior, no one would guess that the Con- cord is priced as low as the figure shown on our price list. The Concord is a charming home that offers you the choice of two good plans with large, comfortable rooms with generous closet space. Plan A is arranged with a grade cellar stairway. In Plan B the grade entrance ad- dition as shown on page 47 should be used when a cellar stairway is desired. In the Concord every inch of space is used to good advantage, and whichever plan you choose, you will have a home that will give you much more satisfaction than your money could buy anywhere else. And here's another thing in its favor — the roomy attic can easily be finished off to make another bedroom. Shingles are furnished for the sidewalk with gray creosote stain for two full brush coats. These shingles are guaranteed to give satisfactory service for 25 years as explained on page 41. Shutters and flower boxes fur- nished as shown. Height of ceilings S'6". Bed £oom Beto £oom Kitchen Bed Qoom Living Q,oom PLfiN'ft Plan-B 10 ^mmmmm" The WELLINGTON - - -0 P*ty Winn* - -Otttactha - Economical - U/ell Planned The neat English exterior of this favorite design, with the brown stained side wall shingles, encloses an interior plan that will please the tastes of many modern families. Modern home makers require more in a home than an attractive exterior, as they become more and more economical in the saving of time and steps. Convenience is one of the first requisites of a good design. In both plans of the Wellington we find the happy combination of an attractive exterior and a most convenient plan combined with good taste and real economy. Plan A is designed for the family requiring only two bed- rooms with a large attic space that can easily be made access- ible by having an attic stairway leading up out of the kitchen over the present cellar stairs. The small additional cost for attic stairs, extra door, etc., will be quoted on request. In Plan B the large attic space has been utilized to provide for two bedrooms in addi- tion to the splendid large bedroom on the first floor. Ornamental window shutters and flower boxes are furnished for front windows as shown in illustration. Height of ceilings first floor 8'6", second floor 8'0". The CORNELL - - -0 J/om* l/ou U/ill £e Ptoud to <?all 1/out Own Living Qooaa ffl-oxiz-o Bed &oom tZ L 0"x lO'-C," For attractiveness in outward ap- pearance and convenience in interior arrangement, it would be difficult to find a home more appealing than the charmingly designed Cornell. Departing from the more conven- tional square or rectangular type of house, its jutting front and outward- extending living room give it a dis- tinguished appearance that is seldom found except in much more expen- sive homes. The slatLed Colonial shut- ters and the front gable, with its circular window set off by a back- ground of plain matched siding, combine to contribute to the exterior a touch of distinction, while the dou- ble layer and 12-inch exposure of the shingles on the sidewall creates an effect that is unusually pleasing. When you study the floor plan, you will be immediately impressed by the size of the living room. Measuring 18 feet in length and 12 feet in width.it provides ample room not only for an abundance of chairs and occasional tables but also for a grand piano. This room, as well as all of the others, has a full ceiling height of 8 feet. Among the other notable features are a large guest closet off the vesti- bule, a clothes closet in each of the bedrooms, and a linen closet open- ing off the hallway. 12 = a? ' *i'''««" /^v; a* !^H p*< The MAYFAIR - - 4n 3d**L 4/om* (food to Jlook -fit - Pleaiant to Jlive Dn Bed Q.ooa\ IZ'-o'xlZ-o" Dining Alcove Kitchen Living Q.ooa\ 1 6- Ox IZ-o" 5eo Boo/a IZ-Oxlo-o" Seldom will you find a home that can compare with the Mayfair from the standpoint of an attractive exterior combined with a well-planned interior. In fact, it is hard to imagine how either one could he improved to add a higher degree of beauty or a greater degree of convenience than has been attained in this superbly modern home. With double-lap shingles accentuating the breadth of its 30 ft. front, and with slatted Colonial shutters to lend a touch of color and contrast, the Mayfair can- not but excite the admiration of all who have an eye for beauty. Everyone who sees it is immediately filled with the desire to own it. Glance at the floor plan and observe what a large living room the Mayfair provides. Then look at the kitchen and see how a scries of cabinets (Style C-4) can be arranged along the right-hand side, with the sink and work-table in the center, directly in front of the win- dow. And do not overlook the cosy diningialcove, just to the left, with a recessed space for a china cabinet. You will like the convenient location of the bathroom — between the two bedrooms — and also the provision for a closet in each bedroom, with an extra guest closet off the vestibule. In fact, the more carefully you study the May- fair, the more delighted you will be with its completeness in every way. : 13 : The VAN DYKE This beautiful Colonial home has the grace and dignity combined with interior spaciousness that usually come only in homes costing much more to build. It is this com- bination of charm, comfort and economy that makes the Van Dyke outstanding in popularity decades after its model first flourished in the hospitable Colonies. The use of the wide-lapped stained shingles for the exterior walls ' is most appropriate, however, siding would be in good taste and will be furnished in place of the shingles at a nominal extra cost. From the moment you enter the Van Dyke through the attractive Colonial entrance you are immediately impressed with its air of roominess. Every detail of its interior plan bespeaks comfort and hospitality. Not a fea- ture is lacking that would make this a more desirable home. And like all Liberty Homes the Van Dyke has those fundamentals that insure lifetime satisfaction — yet at a cost considerably less than you would pay for a home of commonplace design, inferior construction and materials. Height of ceilings 8 feet. Dining Goom Kitchen Living Qoom Bed Boom 1 J3/5TH / Bed Qoom \z-o'x \4'-C' H^LL Bed Qooaa = 14= The CAVALIER This entrancingly beautiful home, with its combina- tion stone veneer and shingle exterior and harmonizing stone chimney, will appeal to you strongly if you are seeking a design that is distinctive without being overly ornate. Shingles or siding may, of course, be used in place of stone, if you so desire. Among the Cavalier's many outstanding features are the large, well-lighted rooms, eight closets, and the "at- tached-garage" with its overhanging roof forming a protected entrance. In fact, it has every feature that you would expect to find in a home of the more preten- tious type. Height of ceilings 8 feet. = 15: The WORTHINGTON To prospective home builders who have looked high and low for an attractive, well planned, six-room home at a price within the means of the average family, the Worthington should have a strong appeal. It cannot help but satisfy those who seek the maximum in living com- fort for a small investment. The floor plan arrangement is ideal with an unusually large comfortable living room, dining room, kitchen and three splendid bedrooms. One bedroom is conveniently located on the first floor with a private toilet. Closet space is ample. Shingles furnished for sidewalls with the color of stain you prefer. Height of ceilings S'. The ASHLAND-Jk Kooms of <2k*tm and /Qeninement in tkh ftonuLat &e5iqn This modern six-room dwelling, with a porch that gives it a broad expanse of front, appeals especially to those who want a home of generous proportions at a moderate price. An exceptionally large living room, with a fireplace at one side and French door leading to the porch, is one of the many attractive features of the well-planned interior. Another is the wide studio window in the dining room. Still another is the provision for a lavatory and toilet on the first floor, in addition to the bathroom on the sec- ond floor. Large closets are provided for each of the three bedrooms and in addition there is the convenient closet for linens opening off of the downstairs hall and the handy guest closet off of the vestibule. All in all, the Ashland is a striking example of the many "plus values" that are incorporated in Liberty Homes. The most painstaking care has been exercised in the working out of every detail so as to insure a maxi- mum of comfort and convenience to the thousands who, when they buy a home, will want one that will give them everything they have longed for. Height of ceil- ings 8 feet. ■\1- The RICHMOND Exterior design makes for desirability and determines the true value of a home equally as much as the interior arrangement. In the Richmond, a true Cape Cod Colonial design, you have a home with an exterior that is perfect to the smallest detail, and an interior arrangement that provides the maximum in comfort and convenience. There is something quite satisfying and restful about the Rich- mond with its shingled sidewalls, the formal entrance, quaint dormers, shuttered windows. The floor plan is of a well established and popular type, having the entrance in the center, a large living room on one side opening onto the attractive side porch, and on the other side the dining room and kitchen. Notice the attractive bay window in the dining room with its built-in window seat. Adjoining the large kitchen and handy to the living room is the rear entry and down-stairs toilet. The open stairway leads up out of the vestibule to a roomy, well-lighted hall upstairs which connects with the three bedrooms and bath. Although shingles are regularly furnished for the sidewalls, siding would be in good taste and will be furnished if desired. Height of ceilings, both floors, 8 feet. POGCH Living £oom Kitchen Dining Jioovu j Hall = 18 The ST. REGIS--0 Jjom* <$ Taitfal "Peiiyn and Moomu Uniettot In this popular home, the St. Regis, we are proud to offer the very latest style of home, from the standpoint of exterior design as well as interior arrangement. A de- lightful balanced effect is given by the sweeping lines of the roof which extends down past the chimney on one side and over a trellised archway on the other side, giving it a total frontage of 38 feet. The exterior may either be shingled, as shown above, or finished with wide siding. Notice how large and pleasant the rooms are and how conveniently they are arranged. Height of ceilings first floor 8'6", second floor 8'0". See detailed specifications beginning on page 40. btD GOOM Ipnnnia 5 , ' i *'■ Livitfc UdoM KIDitfitfc Boom i T - 19: The NEWPORT-^ Veiled (?ape (?od Colonial— Udeal Plan This handsome and distinctive design has won for itself a place high in the esteem of home-builders every- where. With an exterior as delightful as the Newport, it is not surprising to find its interior arrangement perfect in every detail, with its generous size rooms providing the maximum in comfort and convenience. The shingled sidewalls, stained white or light gray ac- cording to your particular preference are most appro- priate although siding will be in good taste and will be furnished instead of shingles at a nominal extra cost. Ornamental shutters are furnished for the front and side windows as shown in the illustration. Height of ceilings, both floors, 8 feet. Hall km Doom Diniwg QoomI Livinc Boom < P — rt 1 ' |l 1 h :20 = The NANTUCKET fin I/deal Qataae- attacked Six /Qoom -ffome Planned on traditional lines of early New England architecture and accommodated to the requirements of present-day living, this prize-winning Cape Cod Colonial design is a perfect example of sane, efficient planning. Although compact, it has ample floor space with its well- proportioned rooms arranged so as to afford the con- venience and privacy all too often lacking in small homes. Efficient planning should, and in the Nantucket does, provide for the matter of low upkeep as well as original building cost., Having eight-foot ceilings on both floors, it is an easy and economical home to heat. The attached garage is a particularly desirable feature from the stand- point of appearance as well as convenience. Aside from being a perfect, practical plan, it is also serene and restful in appearance with the slatted colonial shutters which frame the wide front windows adding the final touch of good taste to its attractive exterior. It is a design that will lend itself well to good landscaping and will prove to be a sound and readily salable investment. Height of ceilings 8 feet. =21 = The TACOMA We take a great deal of pride in presenting the Tacoma as we feel that it will meet a long-felt want in the hearts of many. It not only has beauty in every detail of its exterior, but an exceptionally well laid out interior plan as well, One of the features of the Tacoma which appeals to many home builders, is to have a home in which you have a complete living arrangement on the first floor and have it practical at very little extra expense to have addi- tional rooms finished off on the 2nd floor at some future time. The regular price of the Tacoma includes the stairway to attic, 2x8" 2nd floor joists, windows as shown and attic flooring so that the arrangement shown on the suggested plan below can be carried out at a minimum cost. The price of the materials needed for completing the 2nd floor plan as shown will be quoted on request. Height of ceilings: first floor 8'6", second floor 8'0". The exterior walls of the Tacoma are planned to be covered with clear Red Cedar shingles, stained a rich brown. For the flower boxes, window shutters, porch columns, etc., we suggest a light cream color that will harmonize nicely with the brown shingles. :22 — The CAMBRIDGE One cannot help but admire the beauty, refine- ment and restfulness of this lovely design. With its graceful entrance treatment, and the soft gray shingle sidewalls, blending in perfectly with the general exterior design, it is a home that is highly desirable in any locality. Here, indeed, is a home that invites home ownership. In selecting the Cambridge you obtain the perfect combination of an unusually attractive exterior and an ideal interior plan, all at an astonishing low cost. Height of ceilings first floor 8' 6", second floor 8'0". Front door design No. 9 as shown. = 23 = The VERNON The lasting satisfaction one derives from a home de- pends largely on its exterior attractiveness and from that standpoint, too, the Vernon is sure to win admiration. It KlTCHEtf Bed ftooM DiiMc Boom is one of the most interesting designs of the modern architectural period— beauty— convenience— practicability —roominess, all at a low cost. Rarely does one find a de- sign with so many outstanding features. The exterior walls are finished with wide-lapped shingles stained white with the ornamental shutters to give the desired contrast. Siding and paint may be sub- stituted for the shingles and stain at a small additional cost. The large attic space is made available by arrang- ing the stairway as shown, conveniently located off the dining room. While the first floor joists are 2 x 10" the attic "floor joists are 2 x 8" with rough attic flooring furnished for a space 14 feet wide. Two additional bed- rooms may be finished off on the 2nd floor as suggested below. A home such as this which provides such a per- feet plan with ample provision for future expansion deserves to win the sincere approval of all who see it. Height of ceilings 8'6". Bed Boom Living Boom Suggested arrangement for 2nd floor. Price cover- ing necessary materials will be quoted on request. = 24- The LA SALLE Here is a delightful five-room home that has met with enthusiastic acceptance among home builders everywhere. It is a design that seems to portray the suburban neigh- borhood of happy, contented home owners. Among the world's riches there are a few whose value cannot be reckoned in terms of dollars and cents. Not the least of these is that deep satisfaction which comes from home-ownership — the knowledge that in your name stands the title to a cottage on a quiet street — a yard, a garden of beautiful flowers — a refuge from the eternal pur- suit of business — a home, within which you will find most of the joy and hap- piness that this life offers. The LaSalle has the typical colonial entrance in the center, balanced with the attractive grouping of three win- dows and flower box on each side. On the end is the pleasant porch. Note the exceptionally large, well-proportioned living room. A fireplace may be con- structed without any sacrifice to the present convenient arrangement as shown below. All in all the LaSalle is about as perfectly designed a bungalow as any home builder could wish for, It gives just the right combination of coziness with roominess, comfort and handsome appearance, and its low price will be the most welcome surprise of all. Height of ceilings, either plan, 9 feet. Suggested fireplace arrangement = 25 = The EDMUND Bed Goom. IO'-o'x \2J-Z" BbthJ Dining Alcove io'o"kiz-o- Ll^ING Q.OOAA I4 L 0* \u'-o'' The attractive simplicity of design which charac- terizes the Edmund makes it the ideal type of home for those whose taste in architecture leans toward the simple and dignified rather than the ornate. With the shingles stained white, and the Colonial slatted shutters in a pleasing shade of brown, the effect is highly entrancing. The color combination may, of course, be varied, according to the taste of the individual purchaser, as we supply both paint and stain in any color desired. Differing from many of the other Liberty Homes in floor plan, this model has a living room lighted by three windows, one at the front, and two at the sides. Besides being unusually large, the living room has another feature that you cannot help but appreciate — a convenient closet at the rear for guest wraps. Each of the bedrooms also has its own individual closet, and there is still another closet off the hall which can be used either for clothing or for linens, as desired. A notable feature, seldom found except in large size houses, is the dining alcove, located between the living room and the kitchen. Imagine this cosy room daintily furnished with a modern dining set, and with bright colored curtains on the window'. Could you think of anything that would contribute more to making every mealtime an occasion to be looked forward to? Now glance at the convenient kitchen arrange- ment! On one side, in a recessed nook, space is provided for a range and a refrigerator, while on the opposite side you can have a cabinet arrange- ment like C-4, shown on page 46. With everything arranged to best advantage, here is truly a step- saving kitchen! If you are planning on a moderately priced home, and yet one that has every modem feature, we commend this model to your careful consideration. I --Z6- The FAIRFIELD It would be difficult to find a five- room home possessing a more attrac- tive exterior or a more pleasing inte- rior arrangement than the ultra-mod- ern home here illustrated. With the dining room located at the very front of the house, and the kitchen directly behind it in a pro- jecting wing, both having windows facing the street, the Fairfield marks a distinct departure from other styles of homes which have the kitchen at the rear. This arrangement results in the saving of a great many steps from kitchen to front door when an- swering the door-bell. Extra wide studio windows in the dinette and living room make both of these rooms exceptionally light and cheerful, while windows on two sides of each bedroom provide not only an abundance of light but also ample cross-ventilation to keep them cool in summer. In addition to the two sleeping rooms on the lower floor, there is also space for two bedrooms on the second floor, which is reached by a stairway leading from the living room. Height of ceilings 8 feet. --IT- The PILGRIM This beautiful bungalow has a host of friends, and is indeed worthy of their admiration. Its exterior shows a distinct character of its own, but the inside arrange- ment of rooms in each of the two floor plans, the plac- ing of the windows, the closets, all have the solid, sub- stantial virtues that make a home practical to live in. The Pilgrim is a perfect example of how it is possible to have the desirable features of the more expensive homes at a low cost. Two floor plana are offered, Plan A with two bed- rooms and plan B three bedrooms. In plan A the living room extends across the entire front and if you desire a fireplace, an ideal place for it would be in the left wall where the single window is now located. Should you intend to build a fireplace we will omit this window and furnish two smaller casement windows, one for each side of the fireplace, at a small extra cost. You have only to exam- ine the floor plans of the Pilgrim to see how well family's needs have been provided for. You have only to read the complete Liberty specifications to know that the materials are all of the finest qual- ity and that the sound, durable construction will insure your satisfaction in this wonderful home throughout the years to come. Height of ceilings, 8 feet 6 inches. 28 = The WINSLOW If you have dreamed of some day owning a home of five cosy rooms downstairs to meet your family's present needs, and with space for two additional sleeping rooms upstairs in case you should later require them, the Winslow is your dream come true. When you study the -DfNETTE^ VMTCHEN floor plan below, one of the features that will appeal to you is the location of the bedrooms — both on the same side of the house, entirely closed off from the living room and far enough away from the kitchen so that those who wish to sleep may do so undisturbed by other members of the family who may be using the living room or kitchen. It will be noted also that the bath is lo- cated as far as possible from the living room, but is convenient to both bedrooms. 5>ED Qoo/ vHflLL Living Goom Bed Gooaa 5a2 J mm \ Vest. PoecH . ; 7-o"x4-o" • ^.Ctm.ntfUor/- The large, well-proportioned living room has an unusual amount of light with the popu- lar studio window at the front and two regular size windows at the side. The dinette arrange- ment with the wide curved arch- way connecting the living room exemplifies the present-day trend toward larger living rooms and smaller dining rooms — while the centrally located stairway, with a door to close it off and elim- inate the possibility of drafts, is in keeping with the frequently voiced desire of a great many prospective home owners. Height of ceilings 8 feet. = 29 = The SENATOR — -0 IVondetfiu/ Hunj&Low at a SutptiiinaLu Jlow (?o4t The Senator, a typical American bungalow design is a genuine prize winner. The wide roof with the attractive dormer, the inviting porch, contribute their share to the excellent proportions of this popular bungalow. Two floor plans are offered. Plan A having five rooms, two of which are bedrooms while Plan B has six rooms with three bed- rooms. In Plan A you will find the entrance hall with its guest closet for outer wraps. The living room has an abundance of light and the wide archway connecting with the dining room gives it added roominess and brightness. The two big bedrooms Bed Soon KlTCMCh/ Kncntti )ld Boom^ Dii^ir/c fiooM n Bed Boom Bed £oom Livit/c £oom LivitlG Coom Li^f-D Boom (each with its own clos- et) and the bathroom open off the hallway giv- ing this side of the house much desired privacy. The cellar stairway leads down from the kitchen very handy to the rear door. Plan B is arranged with three splendid bed- rooms in addition to the well proportioned living room, dining room and kitchen. Each bedroom has its own closet. The bathroom is convenient- ly located in the rear off of the hall which con- nects with the two bed- rooms and dining room. To provide access to the cellar the grade entrance addition described on page 47 should be used. For the man who desires a modest home we know of no better investment than the Senator. Height of ceilings 8'6". The LAFAYETTE— Pq* J/om*- &na 2/ou U/iU He fttoud to &u/n This artistic bungalow has always appealed to those who want a large well-planned home yet must keep the cost down as low as possible. Although the Lafayette has considerable floor space, much real comfort and genuine charm, it is priced so amazingly low that many people Bed Boom Bed Booh Bed Boom - . . \r~y | Bed Goon/ Living Boom I5-0*x IZ-o" j • l ■ 1 mJ / \ 1 i i i ' il ask us how we do it. Certainly they find no signs of economizing in the quality or quantity of materials, no skimping anywhere. The economy is achieved in our own plant management. You enjoy the perfect fruit of our efforts — a home that fulfills your most cherished dreams; at several hundred dollars less than you expected to pay. Plan "A" offers six rooms and bath with the cellar stairs conveniently located leading down from the hall and near the kitchen. Plan "B" provides two bedrooms and bath besides the Liv- ing room, Dining room and Kitchen. For the sidewall shingles a rich brown shingle stain is fur- nished with white paint for all outside trim. This home is equally attractive entirely in white. Height of ceilings 8' 6". ^Kitchen}!!! c" )0-C\9'-0~ <3 r¥ Dining Boom Bed Boom Living Boom I4 1 x I2-o" = 31 : The CASTLEWOOD--£Wt/<*'i Taitotite /low (?o5t 4fome The Castlewood is a design which proves that you do not need a lot of money to own the kind of a home that meets all your needs for comfort and appearance, as well as sturdiness. Notice the splendid large living room in either plan, the roomy bedrooms, each with its own closet and the large kitchen which can be arranged to provide ample space for dining. Plan B has been designed with a convenient grade cellar stairway arrangement, which will be preferred by those who desire a basement. Shingles are furnished for the sidewalls as shown with the color of shingle stain you prefer. Ornamental shutters are furnished for all front and side windows. All windows have the top sash divided lights as shown. Front door is our Colonial design No. 10. If you wish to order the Castlewood without the shutters the credit as explained on page 42 will be $4.00 per pair. All-in-all, for a home that is in such good taste and one so economical to build, the Castlewood deserves your earnest consideration, Height of ceilings 8 feet. = 34 The CLINTON-^ SpUnduL PUm UnlwcpaMed in l/alue The importance of good architectural service in the huiltling of a modest home is demonstrated clearly in the Clinton Here you have a design whose proportions are perfect in every detail, giving the exterior that attractive appearance which is always admired but so rarely ob- tained in the small home. The Clinton is available in two sizes as shown, Plan A being 20'x28' and Plan B 28'x24'. Gray stain is furnished for sidewall shingles. All windows have the divided top and bottom sash as shown. Ornamental blinds furnished for front windows. Front door design 10. Porch floor and outside steps cement. Height of ceilings 8 feet. The COLUMBIA- 4m*cti™ - Wall Planned - /low In (?o5t The Columbia is a type of home that has proved its merit and economy over a period of years. It is a design that is in good taste in any community and one that of- fers a maximum of room area at a minimum cost. The large attic space is a feature that is especially de- sirable as it provides ample space for two extra bed- rooms should they be needed. In Plan "C" the stairway to the attic is furnished leading up from the living room with the attic flooring being furnished. In Plans "A" and "B" this feature can be had at an additional cost which will be quoted on request. Height of ceilings 1st floor 8'6". Height of attic at cen- ter 9 l / 2 feet. B #.52°? EH D.N.NfiBOOM Be.dDoom'M* Living Doom ll-O'112-O- ISO. 12-0- zc-o ■"■*fch^^^^™ ^7T i * ' ■ ' 1 1 Bed Boom ll-6xll : 0' yn Kitchen | Ud. hn^ -J ^— J ^ Dining Boom Bed Boom 1 1 Living Boom HKTeIZ-O" i5'-l.'x)Z-0' 36 THE SHERIDAN / ° L ' ZZ L Q' 111 the Sheridan you have positive proof that comfort, practicability and good taste can be combined in a home of modest cost. Its exterior manifests quality and durabil- ity, and inside, the Sheridan with five comfortable rooms and bath and the wide hospitable porch, fulfills all the promises of its attractive exterior. Height of ceilings 8'6". "Everything is Swell" I am coming along great with my Sheridan, we are putting on the in- terior woodwork and laying the finish flooring. Everything is sure swell, and we are well satisfied. Lots of people have se<'ti my house and no doubt you will soon receive several more orders from around here. Otto Wadel, Wis. "Praised by Everyone" I can't find words to express how well pleased I am with my Liberty Home, and for the excellent materials you furnished. My Liberty Home is an outstanding home in this locality, ami the people who stop to inspect it all readily say that the material is of an unusual fine quality. A. Thompson, Ohio THE NATIONAL "Fast Erection" Everything is going fine with the house, and I am well satisfied with the mate- rials. Everyone who has watched it going up, and there have been many, all were surprised at how fast it went up, also were surprised at the good grade of material. Juhn M. Ryan, Minn. /0/i Many people who have longed for a cozy home of their own have found their choice in the National. Rarely indeed will you find the convenience in a bungalow, available at so low a cost, as you secure in the National, The large porch, the ideal arrangement of the rooms, the privacy of the bedrooms and bath, make the National a favored design among home-builders everywhere. Height of ceilings 8 feet. = 37 = THE DELAWARE For those preferring only two bed- rooms we offer an alternate plan of the Delaware which we will be glad to send on request. It is easy to see why the Delaware is a big favorite with home-builders everywhere. In appearance, economy in building, arrangement and size of rooms, it is an ideal home for the average family. The large attractive porch is very convenient. There is also the advantage of the large attic space which can be finished off any time later on to give extra bedrooms. If you wish to make use of the large attic space which has a height of over 8 feet we will furnish complete attic stairs with door to same from living room and flooring for the attic at a small additional cost. For those who desire a home that will give a great deal of comfort and convenience at a very low cost, we heartily recommend the Delaware. Height of ceilings 8 '6". THE BEVERLY A perfect gem of small home design. Its floor plan features the latest and most efficient ideas of comfort and efficiency. To get an attractive, well-planned home like the Beverly for so little cost is a happy surprise to home builders. You can save even more by building it yourself in your spare time. Everything is made so simple with all measuring and sawing done in advance for you that no previous experience is needed. Shingles are furnished for sidewalls with either Silver Gray or Rich Brown stain as preferred. Height of ceilings 8' 6". = 38: THE EDEN A distinctive little bungalow that has an artistic indi- viduality usually found only in the larger and more expensive homes. It is well planned with all the comfort and convenience of a five-room home. The attractive exterior of the Eden with its shingled side- walls, enhanced by the hospitable porch and shuttered win- dow, gives a distinct impression of quality. You have only to read the detailed specifications beginning on next page to know that the materials furnished are all of the finest quality and that the sturdy construction will insure your satisfaction with your investment throughout the years to come. Height of ceilings 8' 6". J^opulat CJata^e -ffome THE ERIE If you have purchased your lot but are not ready to build your future home, you can save a large sum in rent by build- ing this practical garage home which will provide temporary, yet comfortable, living quarters for your family until your permanent home is completed. In designing the Erie Garage Home the construction of the floors, sidewalls, and partitions has been arranged to make it possible for you to convert it into a 2 -car garage quickly and at a minimum expense, giving you a well-built, insulated garage that will be in keep- ing with the permanent home you build later on. When requested we will furnish exterior door complete in back wall of kitchen for $9.75 extra. SPECIFICATIONS for the Erie Garage Home Floor Joists — 2x6" — 24" on centers, over- laid with Clear Douglas Fir flooring 2 %2x2 3"8", evenly matched. Single 2x4" plate is used at the bottom and a double 2x4" plate at the top of all walls and partitions. Wall and Partition Studding— 2x4"— 24" on centers. (Wallboard not furnished.) Ceiling Joists — 2x4" — 24" on centers. Rafters — 2x4" — 24" on centers. 4x6" built-up Girder furnished under cen- ter partition. 1 x 6" roof boards laid tight covered with Green Mineral Surfaced roll roofing. 6" T & G Drop siding for sidewalls. 2 coats of paint furnished for siding and outside trim, 2 coats of varnish fur- nished for all interior woodwork except floors. Interior woodwork consisting of 2-member base and shoe for all rooms and jambs and backhand style trim for all in- terior openings. Height of ceilings 8'. = 39 = Liberty Homes are Famous The sturdiness of a house depends upon two things. — (l) the quality and kind of the materials used and (2) the method of construction followed. One is as essential as the other. Liberty Homes are sturdy homes because the materials which go into them are the proper kind for the particular place used and are of unques- tionable quality — selected and graded with un- usual care. But this is not all! Every joist, every stud, every header, every rafter, is of the right size and strength necessary to support the maxi- mum load it is expected to carry. Every piece of framing material is cut accurately to insure snug-fitting joints. The joists and studding are doubled around openings and properly braced at all crucial points so that there is no sagging or swaying. The completed structure stands firm and solid — strong and sturdy, from foundation to peak of roof. There is no better type of con- struction than that used in Liberty Homes, as ycu will see when you read the detailed specifi- cations which follow. Here's What Goes Into a Liberty Home! Triple Studs at Corners Framing Material No. 1 Fir, carefully selected for quality and strength and thoroughly seasoned. This material is all machine surfaced on four sides to standard width and thick- ness, accurately cut lo fit and marked to conform with the complete detail working plans. Girders No. 1 Fir, built up of three 2xS's are furnished for all homes except- ing the Castle- wood, Clinton A, Eden, and Sheri- dan which have girders built up of three 2x6's. furnished with all homes excepting the Castlewood, Clinton A, Eden, and Sheridan which have 2x8" floor joists spaced 24" on centers. In all 2-story designs the second floor joists are 2x8" spaced 16" on centers. Attic Floor Heavy Box Sill Type Floor Construction Foundation Wall Plates 2x6" Wall Plates are furnished for around the entire top of foundation wall. Floor Joist Headers 2x8" Headers are furnished for across ends of floor joists (see illustration) forming a "Box Sill Type Construction." Main Floor Joists 2x8" first floor joists spaced 16" on centers are Joists 2x8" Attic Floor Joists, spaced 16" on centers are fur- nished with all de- signs where attic stairs are furnished to provide access to the attic. Ceiling Joists 2 x 6" Ceiling Joists spaced 16" on centers are fur- nished for all de- signs except the Clinton A and Eden which have 2x4" ceiling joists 16" on centers. Rafters 2x6" Main Roof Rafters, 24" on centers, are fur- nished for all homes except the Castlewood, Clinton A, Eden and Sheridan which have 2x4" rafters 24" on centers with collar beams furnished as required. For the Van Dyke 2x4" rafters are furnished 16" on centers. Wall and Partition Plates A single 2x4" plate is used at the bottom and a = 40 = double 2x4" plate at the top of all walls and par- titions. This forms a "Fire Stop" which prevents any circulation of air between the studding from cellar to attic, thereby reducing the fire hazard and in addition results in a much warmer and more substantial home. Studding 2x4" spaced 16" on centers for all outside walls and partitions. Studs and headers are doubled around openings. Triple studs furnished at corners. Bridging — Tie Plates Cross-bridging, cut to fit ready to nail in place is furnished for all floor joist spans. On all spans up to 12 feet a single row of bridging is furnished. On all spans 14 feet and over two rows of bridging are furnished, Sheathing 1x6" selected No. 2 Silver Fir, cut to fit, is fur- nished as a sub-floor for entire floor surface on both first and second floors and for sidewall sheathing on all exterior walls under the siding or shingles. Silver Fir is one of the finest materials available for use as sheathing. Heavy asphalted insulating building paper is supplied for between the subflooring and finish flooring on both floors and between the sidewall sheathing and siding or shingles on the sidewalls. Roof Boards 1x4" Silver Fir roof boards, spaced 2" apart are furnished for all roof surfaces. Spacing the roof boards in this manner permits air to get at the shingles underneath thereby insuring a long lasting roof. When Asphalt shingles are ordered, 1x6" roof boards are furnished laid tight. Furring All necessary furring material is furnished as re- quired. This includes 2x2" material to fur out par- titions for soil pipe, 1x6" partition backing, etc. Roof Shingles 16" No. 1 "Certigrade" Red Cedar shingles, laid with a 5" exposure, are furnished for both the main roof and porch roofs. These high grade shingles. 100% edge-grain, 100% clear and 100% heartwood can be expected to have a life of more than 35 years under average conditions. They are guaranteed by the manufacturer to give satisfactory service for not less than 25 years. (Shingle stain for roof shingles not furnished.) Asphalt Shingles Barrett's guaranteed Asphalt shingles are optional in place of the Red Cedar shingles for the roof at the extra price as quoted on price list. Slaters felt is furnished to be applied under the asphalt shingles. Illustrated folder describing the Barrett's shingle will be sent on request. Sidewalls — Siding J^x8" Clear Redwood or Red Cedar Bevel siding (our option) with metal miters for corners, is fur- nished for the sidewalls of the Vernon and LaSalle. For all other designs showing siding, J/£x6" Clear Redwood or Red Cedar Bevel siding (our option) is furnished. Sidewalls — Shingles 16" No. 1 "Certigrade" Red Cedar Shingles are furnished for finishing the exterior sidewalls of all designs where shingled sidewalls are shown in the illustration. These shingles are the same high quality as the roof shingles, being 100% edgegrain, 100% clear and 100% heartwood and when properly ap- plied on sidewalls can be expected to last indefinitely. Shingles are laid in single courses with an exposure of 7" to the weather except on the Brighton, Cava- lier, Cornell, Worthington, Winslow, Fairfield and May fair designs which have the sidewall shingles laid in double courses (two layers of shingles in each course) with a 12" exposure to the weather. Pitts- burgh "Tor-on" Shingle stain is furnished for two full brush coats in the color you prefer, either Silver Gray, Rich Brown or White. If siding should be desired in place of the sidewall shingles we will substitute your preference of either l / 2 xb" or H xS " bevel siding with three coats of paint at a small additional cost which will be quoted on request. IT I Porchwork Complete materials are furnished for porches ex- cept where design calls for masonry construction. All porch columns and newels are completely assembled Porch railing, balusters, etc., machined ready to be fitted in place. Porch flooring is selected Clear Douglas Fir, ffx2->£". Clear matched ceiling, i%" face is supplied for overhead ceiling of all porches. This ceiling is all machined to a smooth finish, ready for the exterior varnish which is furnished for two full coats. = 41 = Exterior Mouldings and Trim All mouldings, corner boards, brackets, including facia and frieze boards are clear, machined to a smooth finished surface and furnished complete in required sizes and in lengths sufficiently long to allow for accurate fitting. Cornice Ceiling Clear matched ceiling, 3J4" face is furnished for all open cornices. Doors — Exterior The various types of exterior doors are as shown in illustration. All doors are first quality, manufac- tured with solid rails, solid stiles, solid raised panels and are glazed as shown. Design No. 1 door is furnished for all rear entrances. De- sign No. 6 is used where plan calls for entrance to side porch as in the Richmond and Ashland designs. All front doors are furnished according to the type as shown in illustration of home. ESI Dtsicr. No. I Dlsism Ho 2 Dejicm Mo.3 00 Desicn No.G Design No.9 Dlsigu Ko.tO Doors — Interior All inside doors arc standard size, fur- nished in the modern and attractive two- panel design having beautiful rotary cut Fir panels. Closet doors are furnished for closets. Door and Window Jambs All jambs are furnished for Lath and Plaster con- strue! ion. If you intend using wallboard with no plaster finish your order should specify the thickness of the wallboard you are using so proper size jambs can be furnished. Outside Steps All material for outside steps is accurately cut to fit, bundled, ready to nail together. Steps are not furnished for either front or rear when porch floors or stoops are cement. In such cases the steps should also be of cement. Flower Boxes Complete materials, machined and ready to as- semble, are furnished for ilower boxes and supporting brackets where shown in illustration. Trellis Work All material necessary for trellises is furnished where shown in illustration. Ornamental Shutters Ornamental window shutters are furnished com- plete as shown in illustration with screws for fas- tening shutters to wall. If you desire to have the shutters omitted on your order the credit will be .S4.00 per pair. Finish Flooring Selected Clear Douglas Fir finish flooring f§x2^", evenly matched and well suited for a varnished floor is furnished throughout. Select oak flooring, Hx2j4", is optional and will be substi- tuted for the Fir flooring where desired at an additional cost. At the extra cost quoted on price list Select Oak flooring will be furnished to cover the entire floor surface in the main rooms which in- clude the living and dining rooms, front halls and vestibules, Attic Floor 1x6" Selected Silver Fir Sheathing is furnished for attic floor when attic stairs are shown. In the Ta- coma and Vernon designs the attic floor covers the entire area where the future rooms are shown on suggested second floor plan, In other designs having attic stairs the attic flooring is furnished to cover a space 14 feet wide through center of attic. Door and Window Frames All door and window frames are manufactured from clear White Pine. Pulley stiles are cut for pockets and are bored for pulleys. All members are machined to exact size, each frame bundled sep- arately and ready to assemble. All frames have special offset for screens and storm sash. Exterior door frames arc furnished with oak thresholds. Window Sash All sash are manufactured from clear White Pine — the finest sash produced — glazed with fine quality window glass which is well lacked and puttied. Windows are furnished with plain or divided sash to conform with illustrations of the various de- signs as pictured in the catalog. Interior Woodwork All interior woodwork complete for windows, door casings, door jambs, stops, baseboards, base shoe, stairwork, etc., is manufactured from clear selected kiln-dried Arkansas Soft Pine. This satin-like In- terior Trim is of close fiber, fine grain, free from pitch and resinous oils and is of uniform texture through- out. As Arkansas Soft Pine contains no oily or res- inous content to later work through and discolor the finished effect it is ideal for either a natural varnish, slain and varnish or enamel finish. It takes the ap- plied color treatment, absorbing them evenly over the entire surface and eliminates all hazard of blotchy or spotty appearance. AH interior finish is carefully machined to a smooth, satin-like finish and carefully packed to insure reaching you in perfect condition. Stairways The most efficient planning and construction arc incorporated in Liberty Stairs. The intricate work of stair making is all done for you by modern ma- chinery here in our factory. Stair posts are assembled and the treads, risers, mouldings, railings and balusters, ready to be fitted in place. Cellar stairs as well as stairs to the attic are furnished complete where shown on plans. Finish Hardware All finish hardware for the doors and windows is furnished complete. Mortise locksets manufactured by Corbin in a new modern attractive design, finished in dull brass are furnished for all doors. Loose pin mortise butts 3 l /2x3 l / 2 " also in brass finish are furnished for all doors. Special ball bearing double acting floor hinge and bevel plate glass push plates size 3x12" furnished for the swinging door to kitchen. Sash locks and sash lifts are furnished for all check rail windows in a non-rusting sanded brass finish. Casement window butts and catches for all swinging windows. Building Hardware All building hardware supplies are furnished com- plete as required including sash cord, counterbalanc- 42 inp weights and pulleys for all check rail windows, not dipped zinc coated shingle nails, all other nails and brads of proper size and quantities. Heavy weight asphalt saturated insulating paper is fur- nished for between the sub-flooring and finish floor- ing and between the sidewall sheathing and siding or shingles. Tinwork All tinwork supplies as required are furnished including ridge roll, ornamental hip shingles, roll valley tin, metal corners for mitered siding, chimney flashings, etc. This material is all standard 28 gaupe heavily galvanized. Eave troughs and down spouts not furnished. Sheet metal work for bays on Worth- ington and Richmond designs not furnished. Outside Painting Materials Pittsburgh Paint Products are furnished for all exterior work. White lead and pure linseed oil paint for three full coats, a prime coat and two finish coats, are furnished in pure white or any color selected for the siding and all exterior trim. The necessary quantities of pure linseed oil and turpen- tine are furnished for thinning. Pittsburgh's long- wearing "Florhide" Porch Floor Enamel is furnished for two coats on porch floors and steps. Color card showing outside paints, porch floor enamels, inside enamels and stains, from which you can choose the colors you prefer for your home will be mailed on request. Finishing Interior Woodwork Strictly pure gum shellac and water-spar quick drying varnish or oil stain and water-spar varnish are furnished for all interior woodwork including doors and trim, window trim, stair work, baseboards, etc., for two full coats. If Enamel finish is preferred, we will furnish a high quality four-hour quick dry- ing Enamel in either semi-gloss or high-gloss finish for the woodwork in any room at no extra charge. Enamel finish is very practical and desirable and when used a special prepared undcrcoatcr is fur- nished for the first coat to give a proper base under the Enamel. No wallpaper, paints or enamels are furnished for inside walls or ceilings. Finishing Interior Floors For interior floors a Natural Finish is recom- mended. For a Natural Finish we furnish sufficient quick-drying water-spar varnish for two full coats. If stained floors are desired we will furnish oil stain in the finish you prefer for the first coat. When Oak flooring is ordered a natural oak paste filler is fur- nished in addition to two full coats of water-spar varnish. Fireplace and Chimneys Although on some of the plans the location of fireplaces and chimneys is suggested according to our best judgment, we believe it best to leave the final decision up to the home builder himself. Therefore. the materials are not cut for fireplace or chimney openings, and you may locate the chimneys where you prefer. If you do not want a fireplace you need not build it at all. No materials for fireplaces or chimneys arc furnished (sec masonry materials). Masonry Materials Plaster Base The prices of such items as brick, sand, gravel, cement, wallboard. plaster lath and plaster arc so nearly the same in all localities it is to the advantage of our customers to secure these materials from their local mason supply dealer as needed. By doing so, they can start the foundation work in time to have it completed when the Liberty Home arrives. It is of utmost importance that the foundation be built correctly. We, therefore, furnish complete founda- tion plans, which are prepared for each individual order showing the proper foundation construction. There is no charge for this service. Our aim is to aid our customers in every possible way to secure a first-quality home in the safest, quickest, most prac- tical way and at the very lowest expenditure. Liberty Owners Tell Us: Ifout Jlumbet 3* tka 7tne4t IVe £vet *?aw" His Home Is Greatly Admired "My home is a very attractive one and is much admired. I shall be very glad to answer any letters of inquiry in regard to my experience with the 'Brighton.' and by per- .-onal contact to give you a hearty endorsement. Your treatment has been very courteous, the excellent quality of materials furnished has been acknowledged by everyone, the building has gone together smoothly, and everything has been entirely satisfacory." Edson J. Cheever. New Hampshire Strongest Constructed House "My 'Wellington B' is now about 75 per cent complete and I am more than satisfied with it. The material is the finest that has ever gone into a building in this district. I have two carpenters working for me and they tell me it is the strongest constructed house that they have ever built. We have plenty of material for everything, and the drawings arc very easy to understand." Paul S. Hcrgcnrothcr, Pennsylvania The Talk Of The Town "Our new home is certainly creating a lot of interest in this little town of 500. I think most of the population has inspected it. Our carpenter thinks the lumber is excellent and doesn't see how you do it for the price you ask." Mrs. K. F. Smith, Illinois House Unharmed By Hurricane "I have only the highest praise for Liberty Homes, and especially as to their durability. In the recent hurricane, our home certainly stood the test. All around us the trees were torn up by the roots, and houses were swept from their foundations. Vet our house stood unharmed through it all. It certainly speaks well for the durability of Liberty Homes." E. S. Haines, Connecticut Amazed At Fine Quality ''We are more than pleased with the quality of the lum- ber and the ease of erection of our Liberty Home. Passers- by exclaim at the rapidity of construction, and carpenters of many years' experience say they have never seen better lumber. We have found that the people are especially interested in the fine quality of the lumber, the fact that every piece is available, the very fine flooring, the smooth- as-satin window frames, and the fact that paint and interior finish for wood-work and floors is provided." Hilary Lamb, Indiana Dealers Admit Lumber Is O.K. "We are progressing very well with our two houses. The material was all received in very good condition and am well satisfied with it. Some of the local lumber dealers were over to see the material and had to admit it was all O.K. You can refer anyone to me to see the houses and I will gladly recommend them to anyone." Win. Wiedeman, Iowa 43 Lumber Cut-to-Fit —Ready to Erect ■ Paints, Varnish, Nails, Glass, etc., All Included ■ No Extras to Buy! 1. Built-up girders. 2. Foundation wall plates. 3. Floor joist headers. 4. Floor joists. 5. Ceiling joists. 6. Collar beams as needed. 7. Rafters. 8. Wall and partition plates. 9. Studding 16" on centers and doubled around openings. 10. Triple corner posts. 11. Tie plates. 12. Double cross bridging. 13. Roof boards. 14. Sidewall sheathing. 15. Sub-flooring. 16. Partition furring. 17. Porch material as specified. 18. Outside steps. (Unless shown in masonry.) 19. Lifetime "Certigrade" Red Cedar shingles for roof. Guaranteed 25 years. 20. Clear Redwood or clear Red Cedar bevel siding, or "Cer- tigrade" Red Cedar shingles for sidewalk. 21. All cornice material furnished according to detail. Clear matched ceiling over exposed projections. 22. All mouldings as required. 23. All outside trim material, clear selected stock. 24. Clear Douglas Fir finish flooring. 25. Clear Y.P. inside trim. 26. Clear Y.P. baseboard and base shoe. 27. Main stairway complete. 28. Basement and attic stairs complete where shown on plans. 29. Attic flooring. 30. All exterior and interior doors. 31. Door and window frames. 32. Window sash already glazed with clear flat drawn glass. 33. Flower boxes with brackets as shown in illustration. 34. Ornamental window blinds where shown in illustration. 35. All nails in sizes required and guaranteed quantities. dfffo; .« 36. Hot dipped zinc coated nails for roof shingles. 37. Heavily galvanized flashings for chimneys, valleys, ridge roll, hip shingles, etc. 38. Waterproof insulating build- ing paper for floors and sidewalls. 39. Corbin locksets for all doors, hinges, push plates, window hardware fittings. 40. Three full coats Pittsburgh Paints for siding and all ex- terior trim. Shingle stain for two full brush coats for side- wall shingles. Necessary oil, turpentine, etc. furnished. Water-spar varnish, stains, enamels, for 2 coats interior floors and trim. 41. Complete architects plans and working instructions. At the prices quoted on the homes shown in this catalogue, we pay all the freight charges to any point in the 21 states listed below. Connecticut Delaware Illinois Indiana Iowa Kentucky Maryland QUICK DELIVERY Maine Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota New Hampshire New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Virginia West Virginia Wisconsin Shipment Made in 10 to 15 Days Follow- ing Receipt of Order and reaches destination usually in 4 to 5 days. 44 (J T WOULD require dozens of pages to re- — * produce the multitude of letters which we have received from Liberty Home Owners tell- ing how well pleased they are over the tremen- dous savings they made as compared with what they would have had to pay for a home of the same quality and size at the prices charged by builders or contractors in their own locality. The letters below are typical examples of what our customers say. Read them. They are conclusive proof that you can save hundreds of dollars by taking advantage of the Liberty Ready-Cut System when you build your new home. A Saving Of At Least $2,000 "We are living in our new home and are sure satisfied with it and your prompt serv- ice and treatment. I consider the material first class, and will say I have saved at least S2.000 as compared with what it would have cost me if I had bought material at home." A. B. Hills, Pennsylvania (R§gjcL What These \ Owners I Cost $1,000 To $1,500 Less "My wife and I, with the help of two men the first two weeks, did the entire job other than the plastering and brick masonry. I have been advised that a similar house constructed locally cost from SI. 000 to SI. 500 more." Lawrence Mai tin, Vermont Better Materials, Yet Saved $1,000 "I received the Liberty ready-cut home and can honestly say the material is much better than any I could have bought locally. I saved at least $1,000.00. Anyone who wants to save money and can drive a nail has no excuse for not owning a Liberty." Russell Thompson, Indiana Price Amazes Carpenters "The material you sent for the Columbia 'A' is the best that any carpenter has seen around here. It was all clearly marked and blueprints complete in every respect and your instructions were clear. There have been several first class carpenters inspecting my home and all asked me how much the lumber cost me. The closest guess was S '.300.00. They call me a liar, but I show them the bill and then they just shake their heads." Steve Drahushak. New York Lumber Dealers Wanted $550 More "We received our 'Clinton B' Liberty Home in perfect condition. We have had a number of inquiries about costs, etc. and most of the inquiries are: 'How can such good materials be put up at such low cost?' We secured estimates from local and nearby dealers for same amount of material. They asked $550.00 more for same." O. A. Johnson, Connecticut V Saved $700 On Materials "The carpenter who is doing the work erecting our 'Clinton' certainly likes work- ing with your materials. This is his first experience building a Liberty Home and he hopes to put up many more of them. We can truthfully say that we have already saved about S700.00." Joseph Patko, New Jersey- Others Asked Over Twice As Muih "The 'Dover' house that I bought from you in May is just completed by me and my son-in-law in our spare time and he is moving in on the 29th. We employed a carpenter for two weeks on the frame. With all the bath- room fixtures, plumbing, lights and everything up to date, 1 have less than S2,000 in the place. I have been offered SI. 000 above the cost for my labor in my spare time which I think is pretty good. One of my local dealers said he wanted S2.000 for the lumber that you furnished for less than SI. 000. We had a great time building it — nothing to it! Never worked at the carpenter trade, just a little handy." Albert W. Vinton, Massachusetts Saved At Least $500 "I find material of first grade, as good, if not better, than I could have bought locally. I also know that anyone can put one up without carpenter experience, and that I saved at least S500.00 on our home." B, O. Shadman. Pennsylvania Figures He Saved $1,500 •'Received my Wellington 'A* in fine condition and it certainly is fine lumber. It is as nice lumber as I have ever seen going into a house. There have been a few lumber salesmen around and have admired the lumber very much. We have the home almost under roof. Everything has fit fine and the blueprints are easily understood. Also we have done all the work ourselves outside of getting a man to help put the roof on and a bricklayer to put the fireplace and chimney up. We dug our own foundation by hand, laid up the foundation, then put up all the house- framing. We figure that wc saved about SI. 500. 00 on labor and materials and are thankful that we sent for your catalog when we did." Albert M. Mohn, Wisconsin 45 1 1- ■1 1 1 I" •1 1 n Fffl —J *f 1 M 1 D i ~ i D i 1 -* 1 1 - | KH | ~| ryn |n|n| 'Kitchen ..Gab? net .Style C-l' -Kitchen Cabinet/Style C-£' Practical Modem Kitckeni Kitchen cabinets may be had in any of the arrangements here shown. They are designed to provide a maximum of convenience, being equipped with sliding breadboards and adjustable shelves. Bottom sections are 20 inches deep, providing a large work-table area. The upper sections are 12 inches deep. When you write and tell us which Liberty Home you are thinking about purchasing, we will suggest the type of cabinet that is most suitable. 1 r •1 1 n i i- •i i 1 ~ 1 1 - 1 □1 1 - -Kitchen Cabinet Style; C3- 1 \ 1 1 r\ 1 1 •1 1 ■ =F + ■ i ^ 1_r 1 : ■ 1 1 ~ 1 ~ ) ~ II -, •• >- -Kitchen Cabinet Style- C- 4- - 1 1- n- -i i i i- \ i ■ i i - ii • i ~ [ ■ i ~ i - Kitchen Cabinet Style C-5 The Cabinets shown at the top of the page, Cabinets C-l and C-2, are designed for exterior walls 12 feet or more in length. • Cabinets C-3 and C-4 are adapted to exterior walls 12 feet in length or less. If cabinet is desired for an interior wall, styles C-5 and C-6 are most prac- tical. All cabinets are supplied in natural wood, unpainted, complete hardware fittings are furnished, together with stain and varnish or enamel to match other kitchen woodwork. B '□ □' u ZDL^ fsi - i ~ 1 1 1 l~l . i " i ' 1 — ' Kitc HEN >TYL Cab E C- INEl =46= Special Features You May Desire The various items illustrated below are not included in the materials regularly furnished for Liberty Homes, because many of our customers wish to wait and purchase them when they need them. It is more economical, however, to order them so that they can be shipped along with the materials for the house, thereby saving any extra transportation charges. The prices of these items will be found on the price list of Liberty Homes. Window Screens — Combination Doors — Storm Sash Strongly con- structed to give de- pendable service for many years. Zinc coated screen wire is used which is rust-proof. Shipped complete ready for fitting. Prices in- clude necessary hardware. You can save a large portion of your fuel cost each year and enjoy added comfort .by equipping your home with storm doors and storm sash. Prices include all hardware fit- tings. Built-in Ironing Board An ironing board built in the wall is always clean and handy for use. The board is firmly supported insuring absolute rigidity. Price quoted applies only when ordered with a Lib- erty Home. Medicine Cabinet A convenient built-in cabinet for your bathroom. Contains mirror in door size 14 by IS inches, 3 adjustable shelves 3J4" deep. Requires rough open- ing in wall 20" wide and 24" high. Cellar Windows i mm% Mmm wmMk Wiring Supplies The wholesale prices for wiring supplies as quoted on price list cover all necessary materials for the complete wiring of each home including Romcx Sheathed Cable in size 14-2 wire, all fixture boxes, switch boxes and base plug boxes equipped with the new approved suspension type metal hangers, special entrance wire, conduit, ground wires and other fittings together with all neces- sary accessory items such as friction tape, solder, etc., giving complete wiring service up to the Power Company's lead-in wire. (Main Entrance switch, light bulbs or light fixtures are not furnished.) All materials are endorsed by the National Fire Underwriters Association. Grade Entrance Addition An enclosed grade entrance addition with stairs leading from kitchen to the grade landing and grade door and from grade landing to basement. Very con- venient where cellar stairs are not provided for in the regular plan. &%K£c-v)> wmm If you intend having a basement you should include in your order' the number of cellar windows that are needed. Price quoted includes everything complete, frame, two-light glazed sash, and hardware. Make opening in foundation 2 feet 8 inches wide by 2 feet high and the frames can then be set in place after wall is completed. = 47, tS^itruictioe Payment- Plans/ TO accommodate all our customers we of- 1 fer several different payment plans. Naturally, the most economical way to buy is for cash. But if it is not convenient for you to forward the entire cash with your order you may choose any one of the other payment plans described below. All remit- tances should be by certified check, bank draft, money order or your own personal check. Cash in Full with Order A cash discount of Two Percent is allowed off of the regular list price of any home when the full amount is sent with the order. The list price of each home is shown on the Freight Paid Price List which is enclosed. This price includes everything listed under the specifica- tions, including prepaid freight, in accordance with our guarantee. f| One-Third with Order, V Balance on Delivery you prefer to send one-third of the list price with your order, you may do so, and then pay the remaining two-thirds when the materials arrive and you take delivery. Under this plan you are allowed the privilege of examining the materials in the car before releasing pay- ment of the balance. A cash discount of One Percent is allowed off of the list price of any home when one-third is paid with the order and the balance on delivery. Five-Day Examination Deposit the full list price of your home in your own bank. Fill out the Order Blank. Ask your bank to fill out the "Letter of De- posit" on the back of the order. Mail the order to us. The materials will be shipped to you for five days' examination. The bank will not release the money to us until the five-day examination period is over, and you find every- thing is satisfactory. Under this plan a cash discount of Five Dollars is allowed off of the regular list price. • Building Loan „ 3u are planning on financing your new home through a Bank, Building & Loan Asso- ciation or other financial institution we are ready to co-operate by arranging terms of payment that will be mutually satisfactory. When you have made arrangements for your loan, then fill out the Order Blank and mail it to us with the name of the loaning agency you are dealing with. No payment is required with the order under these terms as we will arrange with the loaning agency for payment as the construction work progresses. Monthly Payment Plan Three Years to Pay For homebuilders who find that it is not con- venient to meet the regular cash terms, we have developed a convenient monthly payment plan which requires only a small down pay- ment with the order, the balance being pay- able in equal monthly payments extending over a period of three years. If you own a lot free and clear or the means to obtain one, and a little cash besides, you can do like thousands of our customers have done, who have used this plan to secure homes of their own, and who could never otherwise have done so. The amount of the Down Payment and the Monthly payments for each design are shown on the Time Payment Price List which is enclosed. You have studied the house designs. You have studied the specifications. You have read the letters from other Liberty Home builders. You have seen that Liberty Homes as pictured in this book are designed by skilled architects and engineers, who planned homes that are staunch, sturdy, practical, but also beautiful. One of these homes is just the home you want. Then don't put off building it. Home ownership has been made so easy that you are simply wasting good money if you keep on paying rent. You can be living in the home of your choice within a few short weeks. Decide which of the payment plans listed above will be most convenient for you, then write and let us help you with your plans at once. Use the Order Blank on Next Paae =48= LIBERTY HOME - ORDER RLANK TERMS OF PUR- CHASE TO APPLY ON THIS ORDER □ □ □ □ □ Cash in full with order One-third with order, balance on delivery Five-Day Exam- ination plan Building Loan Monthly Payment Plan Date Ordered by . . . Street or R.F.D. City State. SHIPPING INSTRUCTION Ship to City County State- Railroad LEWIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BAY CITY, MICHIGAN Enter my order for the Liberty Home which is to be shipped as instructed with the freight charges fully prepaid to my station. Enclosed is payment of $ according to terms of purchase specified above. It is understood that everything will be furnished complete, as called for in the specifications, and that safe delivery to my station is guaranteed. Signed . DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE PAINT SELECTION Body Trim Sash Shutters Inside Doors Inside Woodwork OPTIONS TO BE INCLUDED "* LETTER OF DEPOSIT Date City State LEWIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY; BAY CITY, MICHIGAN has deposited with us the sum of ($ ) which sum has been set aside as a special fund for you, and is to be released and paid to you within five days after the arrival of the car with the materials for the LIBERTY HOME ordered from you. If said MR should not be satisfied that the materials conform with the specifications as described in the catalog of Liberty Homes, and so notifies us within the above five day period, we will hold this deposit pending an investigation and will forward it to the LEWIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Bay City, Michigan, immediately upon being advised by Mr that a satisfactory adjustment has been made. NAME OF BANK BANK SEAL HERE SIGNATURE OF OFFICER OFFICIAL TITLE Materials Shipped to You for Your Inspection C7 f) "UTHOUT your paying us a single Ul/ penny in advance, we will ship to your station all materials for any Liberty Home you order. Keep your money right in your own bank. Just fill out both sides of the order blank at the back of this cata- log, mail it to us, and we will ship you the materials so that you can examine them and see that every- thing is exactly as we have rep- resented. A Liberty owner inspecting the materials for his new home. You can keep the materials for five days, so that you will have ample time to inspect them thoroughly. Not until you have found that the materials meet with your unqualified approval will your bank release the purchase money to us. Can you think of any offer that could be fairer? DO IT NOW! Look over the Liberty Home designs. Decide upon the one that suits you best, and mail your order to us today. The home of your dreams will be on its way to you with- out the slightest delay, and we pledge the resources and abili- ties of our entire organization to the end that you may be satis- fied and happy in your Liberty Home. Our Guarantee Protects You! This iron-clad Guarantee gives you absolute assurance you will be satisfied with any Liberty Home you buy. You Take No Risk ar All! Order Your GARAGE with Your Liberty Home The Chrysler "The Ideai" The materials for Liberty Garages are all of the same high quality as used in Liberty Homes. Specifications include floor plate 2x4" embedded in concrete. Studding 2x4" on 24" centers. Rafters 2x4" on 24" centers. Clear Red Cedar Shingles for roof. Clear drop siding for entire sidewalls and gables except Ideal Garage which has 1x6" sheathing and Red Cedar shingles. Garage doors and swinging casement windows furnished as shown. All necessary nails, paint or stain for two full coats. Ma- terials for floors not furnished as concrete is generally preferred. All lumber is furnished accurately cut to fit, enabling any handy man to build a Liberty Garage without diffi- culty. Complete working plans and detailed instructions are furnished free. Save the Freight by Ordering Your Garage Shipped with Your Liberty Home.